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Aliases for ESM1 Gene

Aliases for ESM1 Gene

  • Endothelial Cell Specific Molecule 1 2 3
  • Endothelial Cell-Specific Molecule 1 2 5
  • ESM-1 3 4
  • Endocan 3

External Ids for ESM1 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for ESM1 Gene

  • GC05M054436
  • GC05M055702
  • GC05M054244
  • GC05M054289
  • GC05M054309
  • GC05M051247

Summaries for ESM1 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for ESM1 Gene

  • This gene encodes a secreted protein which is mainly expressed in the endothelial cells in human lung and kidney tissues. The expression of this gene is regulated by cytokines, suggesting that it may play a role in endothelium-dependent pathological disorders. The transcript contains multiple polyadenylation and mRNA instability signals. Two transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2008]

GeneCards Summary for ESM1 Gene

ESM1 (Endothelial Cell Specific Molecule 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Gastric cancer network 1. GO annotations related to this gene include integrin binding and hepatocyte growth factor receptor binding.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ESM1 Gene

  • Involved in angiogenesis; promotes angiogenic sprouting. May have potent implications in lung endothelial cell-leukocyte interactions.

Gene Wiki entry for ESM1 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for ESM1 Gene

Genomics for ESM1 Gene

Regulatory Elements for ESM1 Gene

Enhancers for ESM1 Gene
GeneHancer Identifier Score Enhancer Sources TSS distance (kb) Number of Genes Away Size (kb) Transcription Factor Binding Sites within enhancer Other Gene Targets for Enhancer

Enhancers around ESM1 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Genomic Location for ESM1 Gene

54,977,864 bp from pter
55,022,671 bp from pter
44,808 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for ESM1 Gene

Genes around ESM1 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
ESM1 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for ESM1 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for ESM1 Gene

Proteins for ESM1 Gene

  • Protein details for ESM1 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Endothelial cell-specific molecule 1
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • B2R4G3
    • Q15330
    • Q3V4E3
    • Q96ES3

    Protein attributes for ESM1 Gene

    184 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    20095 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Monomer.

    Alternative splice isoforms for ESM1 Gene


neXtProt entry for ESM1 Gene

Proteomics data for ESM1 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for ESM1 Gene

Other Protein References for ESM1 Gene

Antibody Products

  • Abcam antibodies for ESM1

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for ESM1 Gene

Domains & Families for ESM1 Gene

Protein Domains for ESM1 Gene


Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for ESM1 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Contains 1 IGFBP N-terminal domain.
  • Contains 1 IGFBP N-terminal domain.
genes like me logo Genes that share domains with ESM1: view

No data available for Gene Families for ESM1 Gene

Function for ESM1 Gene

Molecular function for ESM1 Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
endothelial cell-specific molecule 1,restrictively expressed in lung tissue,regulated by TNF,IL1B and IFNG
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Involved in angiogenesis; promotes angiogenic sprouting. May have potent implications in lung endothelial cell-leukocyte interactions.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Induction:
By TNF and IL1B/interleukin-1 beta, but not IL4/interleukin-4.
genes like me logo Genes that share phenotypes with ESM1: view

Animal Model Products

  • Taconic Biosciences Mouse Models for ESM1

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function , Human Phenotype Ontology , Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for ESM1 Gene

Localization for ESM1 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ESM1 Gene


Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for ESM1 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for ESM1 gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 5

No data available for Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for ESM1 Gene

Pathways & Interactions for ESM1 Gene

SuperPathways for ESM1 Gene

Superpath Contained pathways
1 Gastric cancer network 1
genes like me logo Genes that share pathways with ESM1: view

Pathways by source for ESM1 Gene

1 BioSystems pathway for ESM1 Gene

Interacting Proteins for ESM1 Gene

STRING Interaction Network Preview (showing 2 interactants - click image to see details)
Selected Interacting proteins: ENSP00000370812 Q9NQ30-ESM1_HUMAN for ESM1 Gene via STRING I2D

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for ESM1 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0001558 regulation of cell growth IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with ESM1: view

No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for ESM1 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for ESM1 Gene

No Compound Related Data Available

Transcripts for ESM1 Gene

Unigene Clusters for ESM1 Gene

Endothelial cell-specific molecule 1:
Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for ESM1 Gene

ExUns: 1a · 1b ^ 2 ^ 3a · 3b
SP2: -

Relevant External Links for ESM1 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for ESM1 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for ESM1 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for ESM1 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Kidney - Cortex (x9.5), Lung (x9.1), and Minor Salivary Gland (x7.6).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for ESM1 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Blymphocyte (35.1), Tlymphocyte (21.0), and Neutrophil (8.5).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB and MOPED for ESM1 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for ESM1 Gene Hs.129944

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for ESM1 Gene

Tissue specificity: Expressed in lung, on the vascular capillary network within alveolar walls, and also at lower level in kidney.
genes like me logo Genes that share expression patterns with ESM1: view

Protein tissue co-expression partners for ESM1 Gene

Primer Products

Orthologs for ESM1 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for ESM1 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia ESM1 35
  • 84.88 (n)
  • 80.87 (a)
ESM1 36
  • 80 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia ESM1 35
  • 83.24 (n)
  • 85.38 (a)
ESM1 36
  • 84 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Esm1 35
  • 80.87 (n)
  • 75.41 (a)
Esm1 16
Esm1 36
  • 75 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia ESM1 35
  • 99.82 (n)
  • 100 (a)
ESM1 36
  • 100 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Esm1 35
  • 79.23 (n)
  • 74.86 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia ESM1 36
  • 68 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves ESM1 35
  • 74.32 (n)
  • 74.32 (a)
ESM1 36
  • 74 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia ESM1 36
  • 65 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia esm1 35
  • 69.8 (n)
  • 70.59 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii esm1 35
  • 56.48 (n)
  • 53.5 (a)
esm1 36
  • 47 (a)
Species with no ortholog for ESM1:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)
  • African malaria mosquito (Anopheles gambiae)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
  • barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • bread mold (Neurospora crassa)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • corn (Zea mays)
  • E. coli (Escherichia coli)
  • filamentous fungi (Aspergillus nidulans)
  • Firmicute bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
  • fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe)
  • fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster)
  • green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • honey bee (Apis mellifera)
  • K. lactis yeast (Kluyveromyces lactis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • rice (Oryza sativa)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona intestinalis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona savignyi)
  • sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
  • sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)
  • soybean (Glycine max)
  • stem rust fungus (Puccinia graminis)
  • sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)
  • thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)

Evolution for ESM1 Gene

Gene Tree for ESM1 (if available)
Gene Tree for ESM1 (if available)

Paralogs for ESM1 Gene

(1) SIMAP similar genes for ESM1 Gene using alignment to 2 proteins:

genes like me logo Genes that share paralogs with ESM1: view

No data available for Paralogs for ESM1 Gene

Variants for ESM1 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for ESM1 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 05 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs756241 -- 54,983,317(-) CACAG(A/T)CAAAT intron-variant
rs756242 -- 54,983,336(-) TTTTC(A/C/T)ATATC intron-variant
rs756243 -- 54,983,310(-) AAATC(C/G/T)TAATC intron-variant
rs998458 -- 54,983,330(+) TGCAG(C/T)GATAT intron-variant
rs999289 -- 54,985,070(-) CATGG(C/G)TAGAG intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for ESM1 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv830301 CNV Gain 17160897

Variation tolerance for ESM1 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 51.7% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 0.86; 17.92% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Relevant External Links for ESM1 Gene

Disorders for ESM1 Gene

Relevant External Links for ESM1

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:

No disorders were found for ESM1 Gene.

No data available for MalaCards , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for ESM1 Gene

Publications for ESM1 Gene

  1. ESM-1 is a novel human endothelial cell-specific molecule expressed in lung and regulated by cytokines. (PMID: 8702785) Lassalle P. … Tonnel A.-B. (J. Biol. Chem. 1996) 2 3 4 23 67
  2. Characterization of the secreted form of endothelial-cell-specific molecule 1 by specific monoclonal antibodies. (PMID: 11025405) Bechard D. … Lassalle P. (J. Vasc. Res. 2000) 3 23
  3. The angiogenic biomarker endocan is upregulated in proliferative diabetic retinopathy and correlates with vascular endothelial growth factor. (PMID: 24871583) Abu El-Asrar A.M. … Geboes K. (Curr. Eye Res. 2015) 3
  4. Serum Endocan Level and the Severity of Coronary Artery Disease: A Pilot Study. (PMID: 25168956) Kose M. … Tukek T. (Angiology 2015) 3
  5. Serum endocan concentration in women with pre-eclampsia. (PMID: 25534164) Yuksel M.A. … Madazli R. (Arch. Gynecol. Obstet. 2015) 3

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